Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis (GIVA)
The GIVA group is responsible for teaching and research in geographic information science at the GIScience Center of the Department of Geography, together with the GIS and Geocomputation groups.
Discover and teach new insights on how to creatively design geographic information displays that encourage healthy engagements with the world.
Smart geographic information displays that offer equitable access to knowledge, are engaging to use, and empower all citizens to live a healthy and environmentally sustainable life, in a diverse, democratic, and mobile digital information society.
How does the design of landmarks on a mobile map influence wayfinding experts’ spatial learning during a real-world navigation task?
Cartography and Geographic Information Science
The GIVA class of 2023
On March 3, 2023 we celebrated four of GIVA's proud Masters in Geography. We wish them all the best for their future!
From left to right: Tumasch Reichenbacher, Nicolas Morf, Florian Sturzenegger, Jana Bracher, Anna-Lena Burren, Sara I. Fabrikant
Using spontaneous eye blink-related brain activity to investigate cognitive load during mobile map-assisted navigation
Frontiers in Neuroscience, Sec. Neural Technology, Volume 17 - 2023
UZH Postdoc Team Award
Checking the pulse of society
What can tweets reveal about our mental health? Oliver Grübner explored this question with two colleagues from different disciplines and faculties. Together they have now won the UZH Postdoc Team Award
Reproducibility and Scientific Integrity of Big Data Research in Urban Public Health and Digital Epidemiology: A Call to Action
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(2), 1473
A global portrait of expressed mental health signals towards COVID-19 in social media space
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
Volume 116, February 2023, 103160
Mini Symposium at the IEM
on epidemics, space & inequality – past and present.
The symposium was held at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine (IEM) organized by PD Dr. Kaspar Staub.
The effect of landmark visualization in mobile maps on brain activity during navigation: A virtual reality study
Front. Virtual Real., 15 November 2022
Digital platform uses for help and support seeking of parents with children affected by disabilities: A scoping review
J Med Internet Res 2022;0(0):e0)
COSIT 2022: Best Short Paper Award
The Effect of Abstract vs. Realistic 3D Visualization on Landmark and Route Knowledge Acquisition
Armand Kapaj got the Award for the "Best Short Paper" at the 15th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory